New Delhi AUGUST 19, 2006
Spiritual Rangolis (By KHURSHEED DINSHAW) Rangolis depicting cosmic pattern are attracting global attention. Mother Nature speaks via symbols like the lines of the
setting horizon, the circle of the sun, the crescent of the moon and lotus petals.
These symbols are an innate part of an individual and his environment. Bharati Mate & Sunil Balkawade vividly display eight fortune symbols to highlight their cosmic energy, utility and universal relevance….
The recipient of numerous awards, Mate pines that majority of Indian art is running on western norms even though it has its own unique spice of colors, forms and space. “Traditional Indian Art can be nurtured and encouraged by the art faculty as presently too much of it is drowned by the excessive western impact. It can certainly stand on its own earthen, traditional flavor,” says Mate whose future plans include setting up constructive, art based firms where women from remote corners of India, would get a chance to innovatively develop their art.